Learn the language of today's auto technologies
Today's automobiles contain over one million lines of computer code. Pima gets that. Complete the course with an immersive plan of 20-25 hours per week in 4 months. Our Automotive Technology program teaches you how to turn a wrench – and how to electronically diagnose a vehicle. Join Pima's mechanic trade school today!
PimaFastTrack: A new way to go to college. It’s built for adult learners who want to quickly get industry-recognized skills. Through PimaFastTrack you can work, raise a family, and learn today's in-demand skills for a new career.
What You'll Learn
- Electronic Diagnostics
Take the first step toward an in-demand Automotive Technology career!
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- All-Inclusive Pricing: Everything from textbooks to certification exams. No hidden fees!
Speed and Simplicity
- No need to take an entrance exam or provide a transcript.
Relevant, In-demand Skills
- Critical thinking
- Project management
- Problem solving
- Working in teams
Great Earnings Potential!
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that the number of jobs for auto mechanics will increase by 17% through 2024, compared to 14% for all occupations. That translates into an additional 124,800 jobs by 2024.
*Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics median salaries
Experience the Best of Both Worlds
You attend a lecture or lab on specific days and times and collaborate with your instructor and classmates.
You complete class activities online at your own pace, from anywhere you have an internet connection.
This course employs hybrid learning, which combines online and in-person instruction. Experience the best of both worlds!
Automotive Technology & Innovation Center
Opened in June 2021, this two-story, 50,000-square-foot learning space teaches students to service gas-powered, light/medium diesel, electric, and eventually, autonomous vehicles.
Meet Your Faculty
While in high school, Department Head Skylar Webb apprenticed with Sturm Automotive. After graduation, he attended Phoenix’s Arizona Automotive Institute, where he became a factory-trained Ford technician and graduated as valedictorian with an associate's degree.
Skylar has been ASE Master Certified since 2007, and has worked at dealerships, independent shops and fleet operations, like U.S. Customs and Border Patrol. He joined Pima in 2010.
Favorite car? Ferrari 575 Maranello – “The kind of sexy GT car Aston Martin would make if they weren't so painfully British."
Funding Your Education: Financial assistance is available. Check with your advisor to see if you qualify.
Personal Assistance: You'll get a personal advisor to help you from start (registration) to finish. Our dedicated advisors are ready to help you every step of the way.
Expert Faculty: Our faculty members have industry experience and are dedicated to your success.
Career Services: Get connected to employers who are hiring for these in-demand skills.
Keep the Momentum Going
Through Prior Learning Assessment, completing this PimaFastTrack gives you a 9-credit head start on our Automotive Mechanics certificate or degree program at Pima.
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Pima Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.